What Type of Dessert Would Hold Up Best for a Long Flight?

published Sep 18, 2015
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Q: My husband is moving to Japan to start a new job teaching English (I’ll join him there in a month!). It’s traditional to bring a small gift, miyage, for your new bosses and colleagues, which is typically food and something representative of your hometown.

We are from South Florida, so I’m planning something key lime flavored, but my question is what type of dessert (candy, cookie, bar, etc.) would hold up best during a 20-hour international flight, and how should I pack it?

Sent by Emily

Editor: Key lime is the perfect representation of your hometown — great choice! When choosing the dessert, it would be best to stay away from anything that needs to be refrigerated, is delicate, or is very crumbly. A firm, sturdy cookie (like shortbread), a bar cookie, or some type of candy seems to be a good choice. Also, for a long flight, consider packing your dessert in a sturdy container, like a cookie tin, and if possible, include it in your carry-on bag. Here are a few helpful tips on packing your cookies:

Readers, do you have any suggestions on the what type of dessert Emily should bring, or any tips on packing it?